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There are 4 ways to get from Nagoya to Kanazawa by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2h 59m

  1. Take the train from Nagoya to Kanazawa Ltd Exp Shirasagi

$55 - $70

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Bus  •  4h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Meitetsu Nagoya to Kanazawa

$37

2 alternative options

Train via Maibara  •  3h 2m

  1. Take the train from Nagoya to Maibara Shinkansen Kodama / ...
  2. Take the train from Maibara to Kanazawa Ltd Exp Shirasagi

$66 - $89

Drive  •  2h 30m

  1. Drive from Nagoya to Kanazawa 152.8 miles

$25 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Nagoya to Kanazawa is to drive which costs ¥2900 - ¥4200 and takes 2h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Nagoya to Kanazawa is to drive which costs ¥2900 - ¥4200 and takes 2h 30m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Meitetsu Nagoya and arriving at Kanazawa. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 3m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Nagoya and arriving at Kanazawa. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 59m.

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The distance between Nagoya and Kanazawa is 160 km. The road distance is 244.4 km.

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The best way to get from Nagoya to Kanazawa without a car is to train which takes 2h 59m and costs ¥6000 - ¥8000.

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The train from Nagoya to Kanazawa takes 2h 59m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Nagoya to Kanazawa bus services, operated by Meitetsu Bus, depart from Meitetsu Nagoya station.

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Nagoya to Kanazawa train services, operated by Japan Railways Limited Express, depart from Nagoya station.

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The best way to get from Nagoya to Kanazawa is to train which takes 2h 59m and costs ¥6000 - ¥8000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥4180 and takes 4h 3m.

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Map of how to get from Nagoya to Kanazawa.
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  • Distance: 99.9 miles
  • Duration: 2h 59m

What companies run services between Nagoya, Japan and Kanazawa, Japan?

Japan Railways Limited Express operates a train from Nagoya to Kanazawa every 4 hours. Tickets cost $55 - $70 and the journey takes 2h 59m. Alternatively, Meitetsu Bus operates a bus from Nagoya to Kanazawa hourly. Tickets cost $37 and the journey takes 4h 3m.

Train operators
Japan Railways Limited Express
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Nagoya to Kanazawa
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Maibara to Kanazawa
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Meitetsu Bus
Website
meitetsu-bus.co.jp
Bus from Meitetsu Nagoya to Kanazawa
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$37
Schedules at
meitetsu-bus.co.jp

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Nagoya to Kanazawa bus services, operated by Meitetsu Bus, arrive at Kanazawa station.

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Nagoya to Kanazawa train services, operated by Japan Railways Limited Express, arrive at Kanazawa station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Nagoya to Kanazawa is 244 km. It takes approximately 2h 30m to drive from Nagoya to Kanazawa.

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There are 202+ hotels available in Kanazawa. Prices start at $43 USD per night.

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